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HOW I PAINT PORTRAITS by FISHNONES HOW I PAINT PORTRAITS by FISHNONES
I had totally forgotten I had this lying around in my folders.

Anyway, this is how I paint. Hopefully someone finds it interesting. :)

FINISHED PAINTING: fishnones.deviantart.com/art/E...

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HitMeWithBrokenLeave Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is rather stunning! At first when you decided to leave the hair kind of sketchy i was 'ehhhh' but seeing the finished piece I actually dig the stylized hair! well done :D
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FrozenFlights Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZINGGG!! <#
Might I ask a few questions though!?
1: What image size do you use?
2: and what's the resolution used here? 
3: Throughout the whole painting are you using the same brush? 
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FISHNONES Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
1. I usually work with something around 3000 x 3000 if I'm not working on something that I'll want to print later. It that's the case I'll use 5000 x 5000 or 6000 x 6000 at least.
2. 300dpi so it's good for printing. I always use that otherwise I forget to change it when I need it.
3. For the sketch and the lines in the beginning I use a different brush but what you use here doesn't really matter. For the rest of the painting I use the same one. A square one with a slight texture to it. I made mine myself but it is something like the 12th one from the top in the left row of this set: sakimichan.deviantart.com/art/… (it was the closest one I could find and right now I can't upload the brush I have)

Anything else? :)
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FrozenFlights Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome!! Thank you so much for getting back to me! Again I REALLY Love your human portraits :love:
I hope to paint like that someday! haha. Right now not getting much practice but it'll happen someday xD
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FISHNONES Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem! Thank you! :)
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IchitakeNeongenesis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what tools did you use?
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FISHNONES Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I used photoshop cs5 extended but you should be able to use any program as long as it uses layers
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seaofpurple Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Can you make/recommend any tutorials on picking skin colors? Especially ones that match an actual photo/person. BTW, love the painting! 
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FISHNONES Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Not really, I haven't used anything like that myself. I just study the photo to figure out the tones and what sort of light the picture have then I just guess my way forward. If I have a certain tone I need but can't find on my own I just might cheat and use the colour-picker. But by doing that you make yourself a disfavor (or what I should call it). The best is to struggle through and then suddenly you're a pro at picking out colours by just looking at them. (I'm not saying I am though, haha) Anyway, good luck!
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gaiden012 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what software;program is this?
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